SUN. SAFE. SMILES.
Nature will nurture our campers this summer. Camp is needed now more than ever!
It’s time for kids to get outside and have fun! At the Y, campers build friendships and engage in physical activity in a safe and healthy environment. We have redesigned our Summer Day Camp programs to ensure the environment adheres to the health and safety regulations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), New York State Department of Health, and American Camp Association. Programs have been adapted to use physical distancing to foster a healthy environment. Staff help prevent the spread of COVID-19 through regular training and safety updates, as well as wearing personal protection equipment (PPE). The Y has a variety of options to serve kids through summer experiences this year.
As one of the region's largest, most-diverse camp programs, we offer 9 weeks (Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 27, 2021) of endless activities and opportunities to try new things, build confidence, and create lifelong memories. Our trained staff offers a safe, fun, welcoming environment where kids can be themselves to enjoy learning, playing, exploring, and socializing.
Y Day Camp will operate at these locations only:
YMCA at Glen Cove 125 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove
Great South Bay YMCA 200 West Main Street, Bay Shore
Huntington YMCA 60 Main Street, Huntington
Patchogue Family YMCA 255 West Main Street, Patchogue
Brookhaven Roe YMCA Center 155 Buckley Road, Holtsville
YMCA East Hampton RECenter at John M. Marshall Elementary School 3 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton
All other locations will be closed this summer.
9:00am – 4:00pm for all locations.
Extended Day is available for all Camp Programs.
AM Care: 7am - 9am
PM Care: 4pm - 6pm
The following camp programs will be operating this summer:
Kiddie Camp: Ages 3-5
Youth Camp: Entering Grade 1 - 4
Pre-Teen Camp: Entering Grade 5-7
Teen Camp: Entering Grades 8-9
Sports Camp: Entering Grades 1-5
CIT Program: Entering Grade 10
SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY
Our highest priority this summer is to ensure the safety of every camper and staff member. A comprehensive 2021 Camp Health & Safety Guide outlining protocols and procedures will be forthcoming in your Digital Welcome Packet prior to the start of camp, however, in an effort to help answer some frequently-asked questions, please refer to the below.
Be advised that this information is subject to change as our plans are pending approval by Nassau and Suffolk Department of Health. In addition, safety guidelines can change throughout the summer pending developments and enforcement by our local health departments. We are currently developing our safety protocols and will share with families soon.
Last summer, based on the 2020 Department of Health Guidelines, the following protocols were implemented:
Limiting Camp Grounds: We limited the total number of campers in each location to ensure a safe environment, where recommended social distancing can be made possible. Camper registrations were admitted on a first come, first-served basis with multi-week registrations.
Group Size: Campers were limited to groups of 10 or less, and supervised by our trained counselors based on mandated staff-to-camper ratios by camp division.
Wellness Screenings: Campers were screened upon arrival at camp each day, including temperature checks and looking for signs of illness.
Social Distancing: Campers and staff practiced physically distancing and avoided mixing with bigger groups around campus.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Staff that in were within 6-feet of your camper were required to wear PPE during the camp day. Kiddie Campers were not required to wear face coverings. Our Youth and Pre-Teen campers were required to wear masks indoors only, based on the 2020 summer camp guidelines.
Medical information: Like every summer, we will require a medical form for each camper. This will include immunization records.
Training: Our camp staff underwent extensive and frequent training to adhere to safety protocols, identifying the signs of illness and COVID-19, and becoming Agents of Safety. A contact tracer was also on staff.
Signage: Designated areas of the facilities, both indoors and outdoors, were marked with signage for campers, families, and staff including one-way directional signs, social distancing markers, and temporary closures in an effort to protect campers and others.
CREDITS & REFUNDS
To help our families, we updated our cancellation and refund policy:
1. Cancellation Policy: Cancellations can be made up to one (1) week in advance of our summer camp program to receive a full refund, including the deposit. Within one (1) week of the start, we will hold what you have put down.
2. If the Y cancels a session: You will receive a full refund, including the deposit.
If you wish to receive a credit or refund, please complete this ONLINE FORM.